bord

noun
\ ˈbȯ(ə)rd \
variants: or less commonly board \ ˈbō(ə)rd , ˈbȯ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of bord

: a straight road or passageway driven at right angles to the main cleavage of the coal in a coal mine

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History and Etymology for bord

board entry 1; probably from the former practice of laying boards in mine passageways to form a relatively smooth surface along which the coal was dragged in sledges

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“Bord.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bord. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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